River expected to reach flood stage Friday

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River expected to reach flood stage Friday

Heavy rainfall since Tuesday morning will push the East Fork White River at Seymour to flood stage Friday evening.

At 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, the river was at 7.94 feet and rising at Rockford on the city’s north side, according to the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service. Flood stage is 12 feet.

The river is expected to grow to 12.05 feet at 8 a.m. Friday and stay at that level before beginning to recede late that day.

At 12 feet, the weather service states significant flooding of agricultural land occurs, and some local roads are affected.

The area received 1.39 inches of rain between 10 a.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Brownstown Central High School weather station.

Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies early with scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. A few storms may be severe. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain.